Podospermum rajmahalensis J.Banerji et A.K.Ghosh
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000612
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:612
Reference: Banerji, J. & Ghosh, A. K. (2006): Podospermum gen. et sp. nov., an Acmopyle-like dispersed silicified ovule/seed from Lower Cretaceous intertrappean beds of the Rajmahal Basin, India. – Cretaceous Research 27(5): 707–711.
Page of description: 708
Illustrations or figures: fig. 2A–J
Name is type taxon for
Holotype Slide No. 13146, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India
Figures: fig. 2I
Ovules/seeds oval in shape, drupaceous, erect in position; fertile bract present; ovule complex, subtended by fertile bract; ovuliferous scale encloses ovules/seeds; integument differentiated into three layers: sarcotesta with thin-walled cells, fleshy sclerotesta with thick walled cells, and endotesta thin and fleshy; ovuliferous scale (epimatium) entirely fused with integument and indistinguishable from it. Nucellus with nucellar pad at base; except at base it is free from integument; megasporangium with two distinct archegonia in apical region. Nucellus with nucellar beak in apical region, nucellar beak (tentpole) has trough-like broad base.
Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Rajmahal Formation, Early Cretaceous (BarremianeAptian)
Sonajori, Rajmahal Basin, Jharkhand
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood